Patents Examined by Jean W. Desir
  • Patent number: 11108987
    Abstract: An embodiment may include a display processor, memory to store a 2D frame corresponding to a projection from a 360 video, and a quality selector to select a quality factor for a block of the 2D frame based on quality information from neighboring blocks of the 2D frame, including blocks which are neighboring only in the 360 video space. The system may also include a range adjuster to adjust a search range for the 2D frame based on a search area of the 2D frame, a viewport manager to determine if a request for a viewport of the 2D frame extends beyond a first edge of the 2D frame and to fill the requested viewport with wrap-around image information, and/or a motion estimator to estimate motion information based on both color information and depth information. Other embodiments are disclosed and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Joydeep Ray, Abhishek R. Appu, Stanley J. Baran, Sang-Hee Lee, Atthar H. Mohammed, Jong Dae Oh, Hiu-Fai R. Chan, Ximin Zhang
  • Patent number: 11057664
    Abstract: Techniques for providing instruction to devices in the network are provided. For example, based at least in part on the list of currently active devices and the command, a controller can determine a sequence of IR signals associated with at least one currently active device and transmit, utilizing an IR transmitter incorporated with the controller, the sequence of IR signals to one or more of the currently active devices. In another example, an audio command and location information can be received and used to determine where a controller should transmit an IR signal that corresponds with the audio command, based at least in part on the location information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael L S Dodge, Charles Shearer Dorner
  • Patent number: 11042962
    Abstract: An apparatus for filtering multiple images so that they can be stitched together to form a blended image, the apparatus comprising a plurality of filters configured such that: (i) each filter is configured to process only images from the multiple images that will be non-overlapping with each other in the blended image; and (ii) images that will overlap with each other in the blended image are processed by different filters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Avago Technologies International Sales Pte. Limited
    Inventors: James Hutchinson, Thomas Oscar Miller, Stephen John Barlow, Jack Stuart Haughton
  • Patent number: 11025858
    Abstract: The disclosed method includes accessing video content encoded at a specified frame rate, and determining a refresh rate for an electronic display on which the video content is to be presented. The method next includes specifying a time interval for the video content over which frame rate conversion is to be applied to synchronize the video content frame rate with the electronic display refresh rate. The method also includes presenting the video content on the electronic display where the playback speed is adjusted for a first part of the interval. At this adjusted speed, the interval is played back using original video frames and multiple frame duplications. The presenting also adjusts playback speed of a second part of the interval. At the adjusted speed, the interval is played back using the original frames and a different number of frame duplications. Various other methods, systems, and computer-readable media are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Netflix, Inc.
    Inventors: Weiguo Zheng, Rex Yik Chun Ching
  • Patent number: 11022793
    Abstract: A fiber scanning projector includes a piezoelectric element and a scanning fiber mechanically coupled to the piezoelectric element. The fiber scanning projector also includes an optical assembly section operable to receive light from the scanning fiber. The optical assembly section includes a prism element, a collimating element coupled to the prism element at an interface, a quarter wave plate, and a polarizing beam splitter disposed at the interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian T. Schowengerdt, Mathew D. Watson, Charles David Melville, Samuel Scott Frank
  • Patent number: 11016276
    Abstract: An imaging system for creating an image of a target object comprising a mirror mounted on a gimbal and arranged to rotate about at least one axis, a gimbal drive unit configured to control the orientation of the gimbal, and a camera having its optical axis directed onto the mirror in order that an image reflected in the mirror is within a field of view of the camera, wherein the control unit is arranged to position the gimbal such that a reflection of a target object is within a field of view of the camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Fugro ROAMES Pty Limited
    Inventors: Steven Robert Keen, James Gordon Bangay
  • Patent number: 11017562
    Abstract: An imaging system for producing images for a display apparatus. Imaging system includes at least one imaging unit including camera, optical element including first optical portion and second optical portion having different focal lengths, and means for adjusting optical focus; means for generating depth or voxel map; and processor. Processor is configured to obtain gaze direction of user; determine optical depth of object present in region of interest within real-world scene; and control means for adjusting optical focus of imaging unit, based on optical depth of object and focal lengths of first and second optical portions, to capture warped image of real-world scene, the warped image having spatially-uniform angular resolution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Varjo Technologies Oy
    Inventor: Mikko Ollila
  • Patent number: 10987027
    Abstract: Various patient monitoring systems can include a sensor configured to collect three dimensional information. The systems can identify a location of a patient support surface based on the three dimensional information. The systems can set a two dimensional planar threshold based on the patient support surface. The systems can identify a patient location above the patient support surface based on the three dimensional information and compare the patient location to the two dimensional planar threshold. Exceeding the threshold can be indicative of a high risk of a patient fall. An alert can be generated based on the threshold being exceeded. The systems can repeat the identification of the patient support surface location and the setting of the threshold to account for changes in the patient area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: CareView Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: Matt Clark, Derek del Carpio, Kenneth Chapman
  • Patent number: 10986286
    Abstract: An image creation device is provided with an image acquisition unit acquiring multiple captured images of a peripheral area, a detection unit detecting a three-dimensional object present in the peripheral area, a first conversion unit converting the multiple captured images into multiple individual overhead images to create a first conversion image by means of an overall overhead image, a second conversion unit creating a second conversion image in which an image captured from a virtual camera is converted in accordance with the conversion rule, the virtual camera being virtually arranged at a virtual position set on the vehicle such that a virtual optical axis direction faces the direction of the three-dimensional object, and a synthesis unit synthesizes the second conversion image on the first conversion image to create a synthesis image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yu Maeda, Hiroaki Takeda, Hirohiko Yanagawa
  • Patent number: 10965885
    Abstract: A clothes and accessories fitting method, a display system and a computer-readable recording medium thereof are provided, where the method is applicable to a display system having an image capturing device and a screen and includes the following steps. Images of a user wearing a first apparel appearing in front of the screen are continuously or intermittently captured by using the image capturing device. When a first image of the user in a particular pose is determined to be included in the images, the first image is shot by using the image capturing device. A foreground region and a background region in the first image are segmented, and the background region is processed to generate a processed background region. A first preview image is generated according to the foreground region and the processed background region and displayed on the screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventors: Bo-Yi Wu, Hui-Chen Lin, Ge-Yi Lin
  • Patent number: 10951853
    Abstract: A connecting structure for attaching a wall-mount fixture to an external portion of a display device includes a fastening member. The fastening member is integrally formed as a one-piece, unitary member. The fastening member includes a receiving part, and first and second bent parts that extend from the receiving part, the first bent part having a first end plate with a threaded hole, the second bent part having a second end plate with a screw insertion hole, the first and second end plates overlapping with respect to each other and facing with the receiving part. The receiving part is configured and arranged to receive a distal end of a screw that extends through the insertion hole of the second end plate and is screwed into the threaded hole of the first end plate such that the screw is prevented from being screwed beyond the receiving part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: FUNAI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hideo Yonezawa, Yuki Kita, Akihiro Fujikawa, Kenji Ogura, Tsukasa Fujimoto
  • Patent number: 10944945
    Abstract: A projection device and a projection method, a projection module, an electronic device, and a program that correct a misalignment of an optical axis are disclosed. Test emission is performed of a laser beam that is a light source in a projector, and a position of the optical axis of the laser beam is obtained from a ratio of an amount of light detected by a photodetector divided into a plurality of areas that is a two-dimensional plane perpendicular to the optical axis. The misalignment of the optical axis is obtained on the basis of information regarding a position of the optical axis of each of R, G, and B, a correction coefficient is calculated for correcting a shift of a pixel position on a projection image projected on a screen, and a pixel position to be projected is corrected with the correction coefficient and projected with RGB misalignment correction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Masashi Nakamura
  • Patent number: 10910744
    Abstract: A vehicular camera includes a front housing portion that accommodates a lens and an imager, a circuit board disposed at the front housing portion, a rear housing portion and a coaxial connecting element at the rear housing portion. The coaxial connecting element includes a first coaxial connector portion and a second coaxial connector portion. The first coaxial connector portion extends outward from the rear housing portion and the second coaxial connector portion extends inward from the rear housing portion. The circuit board has a coaxial connector established thereat. When the rear housing portion is mated with the front housing portion, the second coaxial connector portion electrically connects to the coaxial connector to electrically connect the coaxial connecting element with circuitry at the circuit board. The first coaxial connector portion is configured to connect to a coaxial cable of a vehicle when the vehicular camera is disposed at the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: MAGNA ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jonathan D. Conger, Steven V. Byrne, Nazar F. Bally, Achim Newiger, Christian Mai
  • Patent number: 10873720
    Abstract: A bird's-eye view video generation device includes a video data acquiring unit configured to acquire video data of surroundings video of a vehicle captured by cameras; a bird's-eye view video generator configured to generate a bird's-eye view video displaying a predetermined display area around the vehicle by performing viewpoint conversion and synthesizing processings on the video data of the surroundings videos with a vehicle icon; a reference object detector configured to detect a reference object around the vehicle; an orientation specifying unit configured to specify a relative orientation of the reference object with respect to the vehicle; a superimposing processor configured to generate a superimposed bird's-eye view video by superimposing information representing the relative orientation on the bird's-eye view video based on the vehicle icon or the information representing the relative orientation; and a display controller configured to cause a display panel to display the superimposed bird's-eye vie
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: JVC KENWOOD Corporation
    Inventors: Manabu Asayama, Noboru Katsumata, Takuji Teruuchi
  • Patent number: 10836319
    Abstract: A vehicle mounted imaging assembly for documenting events proximate to and within a vehicle includes a set of housings that is coupled to the vehicle. Each of a set of sensing, imaging, and transmitting modules is coupled to a respective housing and positioned in an associated interior space that is defined by the respective housing. The sensing, imaging, and transmitting module is configured to detect motion in, and selectively capture an image of, an area that is at least one of exterior to the vehicle and internal to the vehicle and to selectively transmit the image to an electronic device of a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Inventor: Randolph Baylark
  • Patent number: 10805665
    Abstract: A device configured to determine a time on a progress bar and to identify a timestamp in the video timing map based on the time on the progress bar. The device is further configured to identify a source scene identifier corresponding with the identified timestamp and to play a video scene corresponding with the identified source scene identifier. The device is further configured to identify a first animation identifier corresponding with the identified timestamp and to play a first animation associated with the first animation identifier. The device is further configured to determine that the first animation identifier is present in the audio sample buffer, to identify an audio sample associated with the first animation identifier, and to play the identified audio sample.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventor: Shankar Sangoli
  • Patent number: 10798348
    Abstract: A light source apparatus, includes a first solid-state light source and processing circuitry. The first solid-state light source is configured to output first light. The processing circuitry is configured to control a power source to supply first current to the first solid-state light source, determine whether to change the supply of the first current to the first solid-state light source to maintain a brightness level of the first light output by the first solid-state light source at a first brightness level or within a first brightness level range, and control the power source to change the supply of the first current to the first solid-state light source to output the first light at the first brightness level or within the first brightness level range in response to a determination that the supply of the first current is determined to be changed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kazumasa Ikeura
  • Patent number: 10785513
    Abstract: An exemplary method includes a media content provider system acquiring, from a plurality of capture devices physically disposed at different vantage points in relation to a scene, a distinct set of two-dimensional (2D) color data and depth data (2D data) for each capture device included in the plurality of capture devices, each distinct set of 2D data representing a distinct unmeshed view of the scene as captured from a respective vantage point of a respective capture device included in the plurality of capture devices, acquiring metadata for each distinct set of 2D data, packaging each distinct set of 2D data into a transport stream such that the transport stream includes data representing each distinct unmeshed view of the scene as captured from each respective vantage point of each respective capture device, and providing the metadata and the transport stream for streaming to a media player device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Lodato, Rene Sepulveda, Pai Moodlagiri, Denny Breitenfeld, Syed Meeran Kamal, Mohammad Raheel Khalid, Xavier Hansen
  • Patent number: 10771853
    Abstract: A device is provided for use with a viewing device that operable to display a video. The device includes: an image receiver to receive image data; a closed caption receiver to receive closed caption data; an image decoder to decode the image data into image display data; a closed caption decoder to decode the closed caption data into closed caption display data; a packaging component to generate a first content package based on the image display data and the closed caption display data; an output port to output the first content package to the viewing device to display a first video image over a first period of time; an instruction receiver to receive a closed caption modification instruction and to output an image modification signal based on the closed caption modification instruction; and a closed caption modifying component to generate modified closed caption display data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: ARRIS ENTERPRISES LLC
    Inventor: Michael R. Kahn
  • Patent number: 10750117
    Abstract: A method and system for transmitting and receiving an audio signal over a video signal in a single cable. The method and system including receiving an analog video signal, the analog video signal comprising one or more rows of video data, an audio header, and one or more quantized audio data. The method includes detecting, the audio header in a blank interval of the analog video and determining a reference level of the audio header. The method and system include extracting, in response to detecting the audio header, the one or more quantized audio data and converting the one or more quantized audio data to an original value of audio data based on the reference level of the audio header. The method and system are configured for storing the one or more quantized audio data in the original value in a First-in-First-Out (FIFO) buffer, and reconstructing, utilizing the FIFO buffer, a continuous audio signal from the one or more quantized audio data in the original value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Techpoint, Inc.
    Inventor: Feng Kuo